Lot 2180
  • 2180

Richard Mille

Estimate
2,400,000 - 3,200,000 HKD
Sold
3,880,000 HKD
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Description

  • AN EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TONNEAU-FORM SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
    RM 012 AG PT NO 12/30 CIRCA 2007
  • PLATINUM
  • dimensions 39 x 48 mm
• cal. RM012 manual winding movement, 19 jewels, one-minute tourbillon carriage, pvd titanium bridges secured by tubular struts, Arabic numerals with luminescent dot indexes, luminescent skeletonized hands • brushed tonneau-form platinum case with polished edges, secured by 12 titanium screws, sapphire crystal displays • case and dial signed • with an 18k white gold Richard Mille buckle 

Catalogue Note

Extract from Richard Mille RM 012 product literature "With dramatic lines inspired by architecturally engineered structural forms, the tubular, angled configuration of the 012 offers optimal stiffness and torsional rigidity with exceptional resistance to thermal change and corrosive elements. It is unique in the manner in which it unites the functions of the watch's baseplate with those of the movement and bridges into a technically coherent and visually inseparable totality."

The movement of the RM 012 was, is still, revolutionary in concept and design. Intended to be created with the case and movement as one, the result, finished to the highest standards by hand, is both a technical and visual marvel. As an example of the research and dedication involved, the winding barrel, going train and tourbillon case are constructed in aluminum alloy Anticorodal 100 (AlMgSi1), the material was chosen for its low mass inertia, special ability to absorb vibrations, corrosion resistance and dynamic strength. The case, measuring 48 x 39.30 x 13.84 mm and weighting 171 grams with the strap and buckle is one of the heaviest in the RM series.

Considered by many Richard Mille enthusiasts as the 'grail' model, the RM 012 was created in just 30 all-platinum examples and this is number 12.

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